Xinhua World News Roundup at 0030 GMT, 7 December

Xinhua World News Roundup at 0030 GMT, 7 December

WASHINGTON – Tens of thousands of customers in the US state of North Carolina remained without power on Tuesday after substations in Moore County were attacked and vandalized.

Duke Energy said Tuesday it had restored electricity to about 10,000 customers and that most customers should have power by Wednesday evening. (USA-North Carolina-Power Outage)

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STOCKHOLM – The suicide rate may increase in Sweden in difficult economic times, Dagens Nyheter reported on Tuesday.

“We know that there is a connection between recession and increased suicide rates,” says Jenny Telander, deputy unit manager for mental health and suicide prevention at the Public Health Agency, to the newspaper. (Sweden-Suicide economy)

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Kyiv – Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on Tuesday warned Iran of the “consequences” of the arms deliveries to Russia, Ukrainian government-run news agency Ukrinform reported.

“Our signal to them (the Iranian side) was very clear: first, either you stop or you will face a set of the most serious consequences. Second, whatever benefits you have from cooperation with Russia in terms of delivery of drones or other weapons, the negative consequences for you will outweigh any benefits,” Kuleba said at an online briefing. (Ukraine-Russia-Iran)

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JERUSALEM – Israel said on Tuesday it concluded a joint air exercise with the French Air Force and Navy in the Mediterranean.

In the so-called Eastern Breeze exercise, the French Charles de Gaulle, the flagship of the French navy, arrived in the Mediterranean Sea with four French Rafale aircraft, the Israeli military said in a statement. (Israel-France-Air Drill)





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